Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Germany: Geothermal Energy Production Up 12% in 2016

Clean power grows in Germany (Re News)

Renewables expected to account for 32% of country’s power in 2016

(Courtesy CIA.gov)
Renewable energy is expected to account for 32% of Germany’s electricity consumption in 2016 on track for the government’s target of 35% by 2020, according to new research.

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries expect some 191bn kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power will have been produced by the end of the year. In 2015, 187bn kWh made up 31.5% of the country’s electricity production, the organisations said.

Geothermal installations exported 200 million kWh, up 12%, according to the research.